Hey there fellow anime fans! Today I’m going to give you some anime recommendations that are similar to a particular anime series. This time, we will be taking a look at the best anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun.
This anime is also known as Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun and is easily one of the best anime about ghosts, spirits and apparitions. If you are someone into this kind of theme, you are going to love this list!
So without any further ado let’s take a look at the best anime like Toilet bound Hanako kun that you must watch!
Yato is a self-proclaimed “Delivery God” who wants millions of worshippers. Now when I say “self-proclaimed” I’m only talking about the “Delivery” part. He is actually a god and is invisibe to humans.
Without a shrine, his goals are unrealized. He does odd jobs for five yen until his weapon partner deserts him. Yes, the weapons are alive in this anime.
Middle schooler Hiyori Iki somehow sees Yato, and supposedly saves Yato from a car accident, taking the hit for him. However in reality, the car would not have hit him as he isn’t a human.
She survives, but her soul is now free to leave her body at will. Now that’s a cool power, isn’t it?
Hiyori demands that Yato return her to normal, but agrees to help him find a new partner. Yato’s luck may improve with Hiyori’s help.
How is Noragami similar to Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?
- Both are supernatural anime shows that feature a human female protagonist and a supernatural male lead with a dark past.
- The main male protagonist is not visible to all humans and fights other spirits to protect
2. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
School in anime are not designed to be normal. Especially so in an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun.
Seikyou Private Academy, built on occult myths, is haunted by Yuuko, a young woman who died in the school’s basement 60 years ago. However there’s a twist. She isn’t your regular evil spirit.
Yuuko, who has no memory of her life or death, heads the Paranormal Investigations Club.
So Yuuko befriends Teiichi Niiya, a freshman who can see the ghost, and he decides to help her. Thus the human x ghost pairing is made! Yay!!
Along with Yuuko’s relative Kirie Kanoe and the oblivious Momoe Okonogi, they investigate the school’s Seven Mysteries.
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is about students who work together to uncover the truth behind Yuuko’s death.
How is Dusk Maiden of Amnesia similar to Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?
- Both are supernatural anime shows about spirits and is surrounded around the mysteries of a school.
- A human protagonist and a supernatural female lead with a dark past are the main characters (the gender role is reversed in comparision with TBHK)
3. Kemono Jihen
Kohachi Inugami, an occult detective, is asked by an innkeeper to investigate rotting and mutilated livestock corpses that have been appearing for no apparent reason.
Inugami notices a strange young servant boy while surveying the scene. He is an emotion-less boy who doesn’t mind being hated and being used like a tool by his owners. He also does not express pain, happiness or any other emotion.
His peers call him “Dorotabou” for his stench and bully him all the time.
Inugami, curious, enlists Dorotabou despite the villagers’ scorn. This investigation will reveal a strange new world to Dorotabou—one of the beast-like Kemono living alongside humans—and give him new purpose in life.
How Is Kemono Jihen sililar to TBHK?
- Similar animation and settings.
- Both the MCs are supernatural beings that have a dark past, and they fight other evil supernatural beings to protect humans.
4. Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
If a young girl bargains with a white fairy, it will grant her any wish. In exchange, she must become a magical girl and slay fearsome witches. At least, that was the rumor.
Iroha Tamaki is a kind-hearted middle schooler from Takarazaki City and is one such magic girl. Iroha seeks out labyrinths where witches hide and defeats them before they can prey on humans. She can’t remember her wish, and even Kyuubey, the white fairy, is clueless.
Iroha hears of a city where “magical girls can be saved” and boards a train to Kamihama City. She discovers that the witches in Kamihama are powerful. She vows to never return after Yachiyo Nanami saves her. However, Iroha is compelled to investigate the mysterious city after a chance encounter with a Kyuubey as it might hold a clue to her long lost memory.
Why Is Magia Record Similar to Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?
- Similar to TBHK this anime is also centred around rumors that are linked to a fantasy world.
Kimihiro Watanuki can see spirits and supernatural creatures, which he dislikes. Well, in his defense, it is not really fun to see things that nobody others can see. You can’t even talk about them to others.
On his way home, he’s compelled by spirits to enter a strange house. And he actually agrees instead of running away. There, he meets Yuuko, a mysterious woman who claims she can cure him of his ability to see and attract monsters. She demands he work at her “store” that grants wishes, and Watanuki’s adventures begin.
How is xxxHolic similar to Toilet Bount Hanako Kun?
- Just like Nene in TBHK, the MC of this series gets himself involved into supernatural mysteries.
6. Ghost Stories
An old student banished all the ghosts from a haunted school. But it has been several years since then and the ghosts are back for revenge…
Satsuki and Keiichirou Miyanoshita are two students who lost their mother. After moving to their mother’s hometown, they discover their new school is an old, haunted building.
Despite dismissing it as a silly rumor, the two soon realize ghosts are real and are after them. Gakkou no Kaidan follows these siblings and their newfound friends as they battle the school’s ghosts with the help of their pet cat.
How is Ghost stories similar to Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?
- Haunted School setting.
- The main characters are involved with ghosts/apparitions.
7. Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast For Spirits
Aoi Tsubaki has always been able to see “ayakashi”—spirits from the Hidden Realm. Shirou Tsubaki’s grandfather, who had the same ability, taught her how to coexist with ayakashi. When her grandfather dies suddenly, Aoi must continue college with only her cooking skills as protection against human-eating spirits. She feeds hungry ayakashi so they won’t turn on her or other humans.
Aoi is transported to the Hidden Realm after giving a mysterious ayakashi her lunch. The ayakashi is Oodanna, the “Master Innkeeper,” an ogre-god. She learns she was used as collateral for her grandfather’s 100 million yen debt and therefore must marry Oodanna.
However, Aoi refuses and decides to pay off the debt by opening a restaurant at Oodanna’s inn.
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi follows Aoi as she changes the ayakashi’s lives with her cooking.
How is this anime similar to TBHK?
- Like Nene from TBHK the main character of this show is indebted to a spirit/apparition.
- Both anime showcase a relationship between a human female and supernatural male who slowly build their trust in each other.
8. Beyond The Boundary
Mirai Kuriyama is the only survivor of a clan of Blood World warriors. These are the people who deal with the supernatural evils in the world and protect humans.
Mirai is tasked with killing “youmu,” or negative human emotions. Mirai meets Akihito Kanbara, a youmu half-breed, while thinking on the school roof.
She panics and plunges her blood saber into him, but luckily he’s an immortal.
Mirai tries to kill Akihito to boost her own wavering confidence as a Spirit World warrior. Regardless, Akihito convinces her to join the Literary Club, which includes Hiroomi and Mitsuki Nase.
However, the youmu’s tenacity increases as the group’s bond does. Their misadventures will turn into a fight for survival as Beyond the Boundary’s release nears.
How is Beyond The Boundary similar to Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?
- Beyond the Boundary features supernatural misadventures like Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. The story begins lightheartedly and becomes more serious.
Houtarou Oreki wants to live an uninvolved life and conserve energy. He is somebody who doesn’t care about his appearance and what others think about him. In short, he is an anti-social introvert.
Tomoe, his older sister, forces him to save the Classics Club from disbanding.
Oreki’s problem seems to be solved when he heads to the clubroom and finds that Eru Chitanda has already joined. Despite fulfilling his obligation, Oreki is drawn to Chitanda’s curious and bubbly personality and joins the club on his own.
Hyouka follows Oreki’s friends Satoshi Fukube and Mayaka Ibara as they solve trivial yet intriguing mysteries in their daily lives. But the only thing is that none of the mysteries are supernatural. If you’re looking for the fantasy elements like in TBHK then Hyouka is not the right anime for you.
How is Hyouka similar to Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?
- School setting.
- Main characters explore school’s mysteries.
10. Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches
Ryuu Yamada wanted to start fresh in high school and do well. Because of his violent delinquent reputation, he chose Suzaku High. Ryuu soon becomes bored and reverts to his old ways: laziness, poor grades, and constant fights.
Ryuu meets Urara Shiraishi on his way back from the office. A misstep causes them to fall down the stairs and kiss. They discover they can switch bodies with a kiss, which is both convenient and troublesome.
Toranosuke Miyamura, a student council officer and the only Supernatural Studies Club member, recruits them. Soon joined by Miyabi Itou, a supernatural enthusiast, the group uncovers the legend of the Seven Witches of Suzaku High, seven female students with kiss-activated powers. So the Supernatural Studies Club searches for witches’ identities.
How is this anime similar to TBHK?
- The MCs explore the mysteries of the school and gets involved with supernatural events.
11. Fruits Basket
Tooru Honda has always been fascinated by the story of the Chinese Zodiac that her beloved mother told her as a child.
After a family tragedy, she’s left alone. Ever since, Tooru is forced to live in a tent on the Souma family’s private land.
Shigure, an older Souma cousin, and Yuki, her school’s “prince,” live there. The Soumas discover Tooru’s secret of being homeless when they see her returning to her tent one night.
So Tooru’s situation improves when they offer to take her in. Soon after, she gets into a fight with Yuki’s cousin Kyou. While trying to stop them, she learns that the Souma family has a well-kept secret: when hugged by the opposite sex, they transform into Chinese Zodiac animals.
With this new revelation, Tooru will find that living with the Soumas is an unexpected adventure filled with laughter and romance.
How is Fruit Basket similar to Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?
- Tohru and Nene are both energetic high school girls who work with a supernatural counterpart and dive headfirst into danger. Each anime has a villain who wants better but is ultimately beyond redemption.